|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Pansarus gigantus|
|Challenge Mode levels||Snack Pit|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
The Giant Breadbug (オオパンモドキ?, lit.: "Giant Bread Beetle") is a boss in Pikmin 2. Unlike other Breadbugs, this one is large and shaped almost perfectly cubical, looking like a whole loaf of bread, making it the largest species in the Breadbug family. It acts the same as normal Breadbugs, but is harder to damage by "rejection" from the pod. It is considered by many players to be the easiest boss in the game (the boss theme music is not even played, though an exclusive tune is played only in the specific cave sublevel). The more recognizable habitat is located on the last sublevel (6) of the Glutton's Kitchen and consists of only two other Breadbugs, electrical wires, and Anode Beetles. This creature is also found in the Snack Pit in Challenge Mode. The Giant Breadbug can instantly replenish its HP if it collects an object into its den.
|10||20||4[note 1]||× 10||700||No|
- This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the game files.
To defeat this enemy, you must wait until it latches onto a treasure or defeated creature, such as the nearby Anode Beetles, or Breadbugs. Then, toss onto or swarm the treasure with as many Pikmin as possible (preferably twice as much as the minimum weight; this is of course made easier if Purple Pikmin are used) and watch them drag the helpless Giant Breadbug toward the Research Pod. However, an easier way exists, as when the Giant Breadbug is dragged, you can use ultra-bitter spray on the center of it, then swarm it. Like with normal Breadbugs, should there not be enough Pikmin on the treasure, they will be pulled into the Giant Breadbug's den and killed.
When the enemy hits the pod, it loses almost half its health. With luck, an egg containing Mitites can be beneficial here. Toss a Purple Pikmin at the Mitites to kill most of them instantly; the bodies only take one Pikmin to carry, so it is easy to drag the Giant Breadbug up to the pod if it attempts to steal one of these. Plus, you will have many chances to kill it.
Although this should be easy to avoid, purples are also able to take about one twentieth of a Giant Breadbug's health away by landing on its back, which is the only way to damage the boss if nothing is left to carry, so be sure to bring some inside.
- For information on the nest object, see Breadbug technical information.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||40|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.5|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.5|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||300|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||120|
|fp16||振り払い率||Unknown (shake rate?)||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||80|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||50|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||80|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||50|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||45|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||20|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0 (0%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||0|
|fp00||巣スケール||Scale of the nest's model||2|
|fp16||歩きモーションスピード||Unknown (walk speed?)||1|
|fp02||急回転速度率||Unknown (sudden rotation speed?)||0.2|
|fp05||急回転速度最大||Unknown (sudden rotation speed max?)||5|
|fp03||戻り速度||Unknown (carrying speed?)||45|
|fp14||待機時間||Unknown (wait time?)||0|
|ip01||ターゲットスロット数境界||Unknown (cannot collect objects that can have these many Pikmin grabbing?)||1|
In comparison to the regular Breadbug, this creature is much larger, hence the "Giant". The bug looks like a large loaf of sliced bread, as well. In Japan, it is called オオパンモドキ?, which means "Giant Bread Beetle". The pansarus in its scientific name (pansarus gigantus) is used for members of the breadbug family, while gigantus is Latin for "giant". Internally, this boss is called
oopanmodoki, same as its Japanese name.
Names in other languages
|French||Scaratax Géant||Giant Breadbug|
The Giant Breadbug in the Piklopedia.
Another image of the boss in the Piklopedia.
The Giant Breadbug dragging the Meat of Champions.
The creature's e-card, #61 (16th blue card).
- The Giant Breadbug is one of three enemies to not appear in the Wistful Wild, the others being the Waterwraith and the Toady Bloyster. All three can be found within the Perplexing Pool.